Ontario Notes: Reign Preseason Schedule, Mini Plan Info, Kings vs. Kings - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Pre-Season Schedule

The Reign will play a home-and-home set against the San Diego Gulls for their 2018 preseason slate. Ontario will host San Diego on Thursday, September 27 at 10 AM in the annual “Cool School” game. Cool School is an education themed game that brings thousands of students to the CBBA and is themed around the importance of learning and school spirit. Cool School had over 7,000 fans in attendance last season as the Reign defeated the Gulls 4-3 in a shootout.

The two teams will then head to Honda Center in Anaheim to complete the two-game set. The matchup marks the fourth straight season that Ontario and San Diego have squared off at the home of the Anaheim Ducks, with the Reign winning the most recent edition by a 2-1 final in 2017. San Diego won the first two editions in 2015 and 2016 to hold the all-time series lead, 2-1, at Honda Center.

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Kings vs. Kings
While technically a part of Kings training camp, Kings vs. Kings also marks the start of the hockey season in Ontario on Sunday, September 16 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The previous edition of Kings vs. Kings was played in a multitude of formats including 5-on-5, 4-on-4 and 3-on-3, plus shootout action.

Check out Jon’s writeup for more info on the Kings vs. Kings game and CLICK HERE to get tickets to the event. Tickets start at $16 for groups and Kings season ticket members and at $18 for individual tickets. Ontario season ticket members have Kings vs. Kings included in their season ticket membership.

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Reign Mini Plans

The Ontario Reign have launched two new mini plans that offer the Reign’s best games, promotions and giveaways in one package. Each mini plan consists of five games and each included game features a giveaway item. Check out the graphic below for the full giveaway info for each of the ten games.

Black Plan
Friday, October 12 vs. Stockton
Saturday, November 3 vs. San Diego
Saturday, January 5 vs. San Jose
Saturday, January 26 vs. Colorado
Saturday, March 2 vs. Iowa

Silver Plan
Saturday, October 13 vs. San Diego
Saturday, December 15 vs. Colorado
Saturday, February 2 vs. Bakersfield
Friday, February 8 vs. San Diego
Friday, March 22 vs. Bakersfield

Fans that purchase both the Black and Silver mini plans also get a free ticket to Kings vs. Kings. CLICK HERE to get a Reign mini plan starting at $95 for five games.

Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D


Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right


Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.